English Breakfast Decaf

This page is for the decaf version. See also English Breakfast.

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4 ratings
Picture of English Breakfast Decaf
Brand:Red Rose Tea
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Decaffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:English Breakfast Decaf

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 16, 2018

Commercial Description

This hearty blend, from some of the greatest tea estates in the lush green mountains of Ceylon and the African Rift Valley, captures the centuries-old traditions of English Breakfast Tea, but without the caffeine.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Surprisingly not bad! This is the first time I've tried a decaffeinated tea and I wasn't expecting much, but it was actually pretty nice. The level of bitterness was very low, and I swear I taste just a hint of cinnamon in this. It creates an all-around pleasant cup, even without cream.

Also interesting was the steeping process. Normally, teas spread more or less evenly when steeping. For this one, though, since I initially didn't stir it, there was a pool of dark liquid at the bottom. Is decaffeinated tea generally more dense than tea with caffeine? Odd, I wouldn't have thought it'd make such a difference.

As other people mentioned, there was no smell to the tea in the bag.

Less than $4 for 40 bags is an excellent price. If I had enjoyed the tea more thoroughly, the value rating would have gotten a 5.
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Reviewer pic33 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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very little smell...slightly black tea smell...can't rate price cause it was a gift...but it's probably too much as I don't like it... tastes like a cheaper tea to me...just stronger than normal
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Reviewer pic43 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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The tea bag has no smell, contrasting with the tea bag of the caffeinated Red Rose English Breakfast, which has a pleasant malty smell. I steeped for 5 minutes, which is what I prefer for the caffeinated version--even that tea is on the weak side for my tastes.

Upon brewing, the cup doesn't have much of a smell, but once I let it cool and started drinking it, it does have some flavor. Some, not much.

To their credit, I think this tea has just about the right amount of astringency, and it is full-bodied without being harsh. That's the only thing I really like about this tea, that and perhaps a small amount of pleasant bitterness. The aroma seemed flat and even almost completely absent.

I don't generally drink decaf teas, instead opting to drink rooibos, raspberry leaf, or any number of herbs that emulate black tea in their flavor and aroma. But among decaf teas in the English Breakfast style, I strongly prefer Yorkshire tea.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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This tea is pretty good. It's strong and not too bitter. It tastes like other low-grade decaf black teas. I added cream and sugar.
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